After 60 years of Communist rule, the People’s Republic of China celebrated their anniversary today with military demonstrations, parades, and fireworks. Hu Jintao, Communist Party leader and President, spoke in Tiananmen Square from the same spot Mao Zedong had declared the creation of a new China: “[We] have triumphed over all sorts of difficulties and setbacks and risks to gain the great achievements evident to the world. Today, a socialist China geared towards modernization, the world and the future towers majestically in the east. We have realized the goal of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”
You can read more about the anniversary celebration in this article from the New York Times and watch highlights from the celebration below.
As the People’s Republic of China celebrates its 60th anniversary, on Monday, October 5th, the World Affairs Council will be hosting a distinguished panel of China experts who will examine the future role for democracy in the People’s Republic of China.
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